2006-09-28

I Haven't Been Everywhere -- Yet

I found the lyrics for the well know Johnny Cash song on Twin-Music.Com.

I haven't finished the list yet, but I've been to a distrubingly large number of these place.

The places in red are where I may have trod in Johnny's footsteps. Right now, I've got about 27 out of 90 (30%), though I may have missed a few. I think I've got a destination or two not on his list, as well.

Next week: The Comfort Inn version of the song.

Johnny Cash
I've Been Everywhere
Written by - Geoff Mack
From - Unchained


I was totin' my pack along the long dusty Winnamucka road
When along came a semi with a high canvas covered load
If your goin' to Winnamucka, Mack, with me you can ride
And so I climbed into the cab and then I settled down inside
He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand
And I said, 'Listen! I've traveled every road in this here land'

I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
Crossed the deserts bare, man
I've breathed the mountain air, man
Travel...I've had my share, man
I've been everywhere

I've been to
Reno
Chicago
Fargo
Minnesota
Buffalo

Toronto
Winslow
Sarasota
Wichita
Tulsa
Ottawa
Oklahoma
Tampa
Panama
Mattua
La Paloma
Bangor
Baltimore
Salvador
Amarillo
Tocapillo
Pocotello
Amperdello
I'm a killer

I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
Crossed the deserts bare, man
I've breathed the mountain air, man
Travel...I've had my share, man
I've been everywhere

I've been to:
Boston
Charleston
Dayton
Lousiana
Washington
Houston

Kingston
Texas County
Monterey
Fairaday
Santa Fe
Tollaperson
Glen Rock
Black Rock
Little Rock
Oskaloussa
Tennessee
Tinnesay
Chickapee
Spirit Lake
Grand Lake
Devil's Lake
Crater Lake
For Pete's sake

I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
Crossed the deserts bare, man
I've breathed the mountain air, man
Travel...I've had my share, man
I've been everywhere

I've been to
Louisville
Nashville
Knoxville
Omerback
Shereville
Jacksonville
Waterville
Costa Rock
Richfield
Springfield
Bakersfield
Shreveport
Hackensack
Cadallac
Fond du Lac
Davenport
Idaho
Jellico
Argentina
Diamondtina
Pasadena
Catalina
See what I mean

I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
Crossed the deserts bare, man
I've breathed the mountain air, man
Travel...I've had my share, man
I've been everywhere

I've been to
Pittsburgh
Parkersburg
Gravelburg
Colorado
Ellisburg
Rexburg

Vicksburg
El Dorado
Larimore
Adimore
Habastock
Chadanocka
Shasta
Nebraska
Alaska

Opalacka
Baraboo
Waterloo
Kalamazoo
Kansas City
Sioux City
Cedar City
Dodge City
What a pity

I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
Crossed the deserts bare, man
I've breathed the mountain air, man
Travel...I've had my share, man
I've been everywhere

2 comments:

Jon Clarke said...

Johnny lives in Baltimore. So I can at least take you there.

Shawna said...

Bill - take the ferry, man. You can cross off Kingston and Bangor in an hour. (well - you may need connections to hit "Bangor" since I think it is all on the subbase!). Davenport is in Washington - so is Spirit Lake. Percentages going up yet?